# How to Add Fractions with unlike denominators (like 2/3 + 3/4 ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

###### Discover the secrets to adding fractions with unlike denominators in our latest blog post, the fourth article in our comprehensive eleven-part series!

This post includes five sample problems to enhance your child’s understanding right from the start.

The Problem: Adding fractions with unlike denominators can be challenging for children. Without a clear understanding, they may struggle to grasp the concept, leading to confusion and frustration in more advanced math classes.

This lack of understanding can create significant gaps in their knowledge, undermining their confidence and hindering their academic progress. As math concepts build on one another, an inability to add fractions with unlike denominators can make future math lessons even more difficult.

The Solution: The solution lies in learning to illustrate the addition process. In our blog post, your child will:

• Learn to Illustrate Addition: Visual models help clarify the process of adding fractions with unlike denominators.
• Build a Strong Foundation: Step-by-step lessons ensure your child thoroughly understands each concept.
• Achieve Long-term Success: A solid grasp of fractions is crucial for future mathematical success.

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Articles within this series on Fractions:

Solving problems that deal with fractions is simple when you develop a concrete understanding.  I have had incredible results with with the students in my class!  The strategies taught within this article work with children who have ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities.  Virtually every one of my students who has learned the strategies within this HOW TO DO FRACTIONS article has passed the standards based assessment for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

###### I have scaffold the problems in each lesson.

*If your child needs a bit more support, they should complete the “On Your Own” problems as a “Work with Me” problem.  I have a number of students with gaps in their learning and others with a variety of  learning disabilities.  I have had incredible success, by having those students complete 5 to 7 problems within each lesson as a “Work with Me” problem.  They play a bit of the video, then pause it  and copy, then watch a bit more, pause it and copy.  My students Play – Pause – and Copy until the entire problem is solved.  This is like having a personal tutor working through each and every problem with your child.  Every one of my students who has used this strategy has passed the Common Core Proficiency Exam.

### How to AddFractions with Uncommon Denominators Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 1 Watch Me Little Pat’s Race

You are teaching little kids how to ride mini-motorcycles.  Your best rider is Little Pat and he is only 6-years old.  Little Pat has entered a race.  He has ridden his mini-motorcycle 2/3 of a mile.  He only needs to stay in front of the pack for another 3/4 of a mile to win.

What is the total length of “Little Pat’s Race”?

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### How to AddFractions with Uncommon Denominators Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 2 Work With Me Pull  Up Pete

You are in gym class attempting to do a pull-up.  Your best friend Pete is doing great.  On his first attempt he does 3/4 of a pull-up.  On his second attempt he does 5/6 of a pull-up.

How many pull-ups has “Pull-Up Pete” done in all?

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## Do your children get frustrated when they make a mistake?

We all make mistakes.  As a matter of fact, making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process.  This is why at the end of each of the following “On Your Own” challenges I encourage children to fix their mistakes.  Finding and fixing your own mistake is the fastest way to learn.

### How to AddFractions with Uncommon Denominators Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 3 On Your Own Pumping Iron Ant

It’s Saturday.  You go outside for a day of relaxation.  You look on the ground and see an ant pumping iron.  Well, he is actually pumping branches.  You are amazed.  The first branch he pumps is 5/7 of a pound.  He throws that one away and grabs another branch.  This one is 2/3 of a pound.

How many pounds has your “Pumping Iron Ant” lifted?

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### How to AddFractions with Uncommon Denominators Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 4 On Your Own Slipper Chewing Chihuahua

Your parents just bought you a Chihuahua puppy.  He is adorable, but he loves to chew on your mother’s slippers.  He eats 5/6 of her right foot slipper and 2/3 of her left foot slipper.

How many slippers has your “Slipper Chewing Chihuahua” eaten?

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### How to AddFractions with Uncommon Denominators Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 5 On Your Own Doggie Photographer

You have a talented dog.  Not only can he frolic and bark like a normal dog, but he is also a gifted photographer.  His only problem is centering people into the frame.  He cuts off their head, or parts of their body.  Most of his photos show only the right part of the person.  But he is getting better.

His last two photos were his best.  One photo shows 4/5 of the person.  The other photo shows 3/4 of the person.

If you add these two photographs together, how many people does your “Doggie Photographer” have in his photographs?

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